Come See the Magic of KBA!

Welcome! I am the Director of Admissions at Kellman Brown Academy. I am delighted to help you at this exciting time of finding the right school for your child. At Kellman Brown we are committed to delivering an outstanding general and Jewish education to every Jewish child. Our dual curriculum educates the whole child, academically, socially, and spiritually.

As a mom of 2 boys at KBA I feel like the lessons my husband and I are instilling in our sons are being reinforced every day in school. The small class sizes, individualized learning, and ethical values are just a few of the gifts that this school has to offer in our vibrant Jewish community.

My goal for your family is to make the admissions process fun, smooth, friendly, and as welcoming as possible.

-Jennifer Sholder, Director of Enrollment x1209

What Makes KBA Special

  • Warm nurturing environment
  • Differentiated education in a small classroom setting
  • Stellar academics with enrichment opportunities
  • Exciting Jewish life and learning
  • Strong and welcoming community
  • Cutting edge 21st century learning
  • Tradition of Tikun Olam
  • Lifetime of friendships

Academics

  • At Kellman Brown Academy we use the Responsive Classroom (RC) approach to meet all of the needs of our students - academic, social, emotional, and physical - as well as provide a positive approach to behavior management. Teachers from preschool through eighth grade implement RC in developmentally appropriate ways in their classrooms.
  • Most middle-schoolers perform at least 3 grade levels above their current grade
  • KBA students place into Advanced or Honors level courses in high school

 

FEATURES

  • SMART Board technology
  • Modern gymnasium
  • Designated art and music rooms
  • 24 hour security system
  • Separate lower and middle school science labs
  • 1:1 iPad program in 5th - 8th grade
  • Lower school computer lab
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Structured after school program until 6:00 p.m.
  • Busing options available
  • Anti-bullying philosophy
  • Full-time nursing staff & allergy aware policies
  • Kosher, hot lunch program
  • Join our school in any grade, and staff will ensure a smooth transition
  • Competitive pricing
  • Tuition assistance available based on need

Students Come From

PRESCHOOLS

  • Chabad
  • Chesterbrook Academy
  • Congregation Beth El
  • Goddard
  • JCC
  • Malvern School
  • M'kor Shalom
  • Temple Beth Sholom
  • Temple Emanuel

COMMUNITIES

  • Audubon
  • Berlin
  • Cherry Hill
  • Deptford
  • Margate
  • Marlton
  • Medford
  • Moorestown
  • Mt. Laurel
  • Philadelphia
  • Sewell
  • Southhampton
  • Voorhees

Where Students Go

  • Our alumni have been awarded the following high school honors:
    • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Cogito Research Award for research in STEM fields
    • Felice Dooneief Voss Scholarship Award for academic excellence and active participation in extracurricular activities
    • 3rd place in the Hospitality & Tourism category during the State DECA competition
    • Top 10% of graduating classes in Cherry Hill
  • KBA graduates have been accepted into:
    • American University
    • Barnard College
    • Boston University
    • Brandeis University
    • Columbia University
    • Georgetown University
    • George Washington University
    • Haverford College
    • Johns Hopkins
    • NYU
    • Penn State MD/MBA track
    • Purdue
    • Tulane University
    • Tufts University
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Wisconsin
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Washington University in St. Louis
    • Yale
All I know is that the kids who graduate from Kellman Brown Academy are well educated, successful, balanced and confident in who they are. We lend our name to the school because we believe in the mission of creating well-educated leaders of the future who are community minded, good citizens and overall kind people.
— Sandy Brown, Founder, Advisor, Past-President, Board Member

The Application Process

Welcome to Kellman Brown Academy!

We are thrilled that you are considering KBA. To apply, please follow these 5 simple steps:

Step 1:  Parent Visit

  • Schedule a tour with our Director of Admissions, Jenny Sholder, (856) 679-2929 ext. 1209 or at jsholder@kellmanbrownacademy.org Address: 1007 Laurel Oak Road Voorhees, NJ 08043

Step 2:  Student Application

  • Kindergarten/Gan students are required to be five years old by October 1 of the year they enter.
  • First Grade students are required to be six years old by October 1 of the year they enter.
  • Complete our admissions application. A completed application includes:
    • Application for Admission
    • Official school transcripts for students entering Grades 1-8 (Transcript/Records Release Form below)
    • Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form (Grades Preschool-1stGrades 2-8) to your child’s current teacher. Information will be sent directly from your child’s school to the KBA Admissions Office.
    • Student visit – please see #3
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee

Step 3:  Required Student Visit

  • Schedule a visit.

By Grade:

  • Gan -4th Grade 5: May participate in a group visit with other applicants or may be scheduled for an individual visit.
  • Grades 5-8: Required to spend one full day visiting in a classroom. During their visits, students participate in all classroom activities.
  • Screening: Students are scheduled to visit a classroom with other applicants or individually. The in-house screening gives the school and students the opportunity to begin to get to know one another. While children visit, parents are invited to meet informally with administrators, teachers and current parents.

Step 4:  Admission Decisions

  • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.
  • Upon receiving your acceptance letter from KBA please return your signed contract and deposit as soon as possible so that we may reserve your spot.

Step 5:  Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees 2016-17

Tuition

Kindergarten -  $9,800

Grades 1-5 - $17,100

Grades 6-8 - $18,200

Fees

Student Activity Fee Preschool-8th grade (per student) $125

Parent Teacher Group Dues (per family) $50

Graduation Fee (grade 8) $225

Administrative Fee* (per family) $350

Outdoor Science Retreat - TEVA (Grade 6 only) $550

*this fee will be waived if signed contract and deposit is received by 3/1/16

Preschool

Five days – full day 8:30AM – 3:30 PM M-TH/3:00 PM Friday - $8,650

Five mornings - 8:30AM – 12:30 PM - $4,995

Four days – full day 8:30 AM –3:30 PM M-TH/3:00 PM Friday - $6,995

Credits

Sibling Discounts for full tuition paying families

  • 3rd student tuition K-8 = 10% discount off total tuition
  • 4th student tuition K-8 = No charge for tuition
  • 4th child entering Preschool with 3 student tuitions K-8, the 3rd student sibling discount applies and in addition the 4th tuition shall be no more than 50% of the Preschool tuition (i.e. maximum of $4,325)

Recruitment

This applies to students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade ONLY

Existing families will receive credit toward the next year’s tuition once the new family has completed a full school year and paid in full.

  • Per family recruited $1,000

An investment in KBA lasts a lifetime.

We are here to help

At Kellman Brown Academy, we are committed to making our school available to a diverse community of parents and children. Therefore, a family’s need for tuition assistance does not affect the admission process. The school proudly offers a need-based tuition assistance program in order to provide families the means to afford a Kellman Brown education.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Please fill out the FACTS Payment Plans and Grant & Aid Financial Needs Assessment which will assist in making objective decisions about tuition assistance.

**Applications for tuition assistance must be submitted ASAP**

There is a $24 application fee and all applications are viewed by a confidential Financial Aid committee.

Click here to enter the FACTS website

  • If you are applying for tuition assistance, please be aware that your 2014-2015 financial assistance username and password is no longer valid.  If you have an existing Tuition Payment Plan through FACTS and have already created a user account, please select “Sign In to Manage your FACTS Account” and use your existing username and password.
  • If you are a New FACTS User please select “Create a FACTS Account”.

Questions? Contact Patty Green at 856-679-2929 ext. 1707

Contact our Admissions Staff

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Jenny Sholder

Director of Enrollment

E: jsholder@kellmanbrownacademy.org

P: 856-679-2929 ext. 1209

F: 856-679-2928

Testimonials

I plan to go into scientific research, a discipline tightly rooted in facts, logic, and critical thinking that has the distinct promise of improving people’s lives, something very important to me. The great thing about KBA is that my experience was genuine. I was certainly prepared for high school after Kellman, but I didn’t feel like I had been ‘prepped’ for it. We learned study habits, time-management skills, and test-taking strategies, but those felt like natural byproducts of an environment conducive to development both as intellectuals and as people. The emphasis was always on Jewish values that translate into a lifestyle of kindness, empathy, generosity, curiosity, and creativity, and the result was personal growth and skills that will be useful well beyond high school.
— Edward Gelernt | Alumnus
All I know is that the kids who graduate from Kellman Brown Academy are well educated, successful, balanced and confident in who they are. We lend our name to the school because we believe in the mission of creating well educated leaders of the future who are community minded, good citizens and overall kind people.
— Sandy Brown | Founder, Advisor, Past-President, Board Member
It doesn’t seem like an obligation to come to school. Coming to KBA is fun and feels like home.
— Sophia Borowsky | 2015 Graduate
KBA seeks to educate 21st century innovators and leaders through cutting-edge technology curricula including computer programming, STEM integration, and robotics.

Rachel Zivic | KBA Curriculum & Learning Specialist

Come and see the magic that takes place each day in our school. I know you will feel the same energy that inspires my kids. I encourage you to step into our building and see the smiles on our children’s faces.

Stefanie Boardman | Proud KBA Parent to Julia (2 years old) & Rachel (3 years old)

I love KBA because the school has managed to escape the social and academic problems plaguing education today. In a close-knit environment teachers, working with the support of parents, develop confident young people who are knowledgeable and ethically prepared.

Ellen Barmach | Teacher, Alumni Parent

We are so pleased to be working closely with Kellman Brown Academy serving our community. The JCC believes in the importance of Day School Education and Kellman Brown Academy does an excellent job of providing a quality experience that lasts a lifetime.

Les Cohen | Executive Director, Katz Jewish Community Center

This is the best school ever! I have 3 graduate success stories! Our children range in age from 18-34 years!!! KBA will be the best educational decision you will ever make for your children and your entire family!!!

Joan Golub Adler | Alumni Parent

In recent years, a number of Kellman Brown graduates have chosen to attend high school at Moorestown Friends. They were well-prepared at KBA and have done well in our rigorous college preparatory courses. They have also become active participants in the life of MFS and KBA/MFS grads have gone on to attend highly selective colleges and universities.

Laurence (Larry) Van Meter | Moorestown Friends School, Head of School

KBA completely prepped me academically and laid the foundation for me to be successful in high school, college and graduate school. It is those early years when you learn not just the materials but how to think. KBA taught me how to be a thinker, problem solver, and to be able to work under pressure and deal with difficult subject matters.

Mark Lazaroff | KBA Alumnus (2000), KBA Board Member, Attorney, Cozen O’Connor